Two Sampson residents were arrested, one of whom is now awaiting extradition on federal drug warrants, following a traffic stop by sheriff’s authorities.
Brian Derrick Carr, 32, of 567 Kader Merritt Road, Rose Hill, and Maggie Mae Smith, 20, of 15211 Garland Hwy., Garland, were each charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia on Wednesday.
The charges stemmed from a traffic stop at around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, in which 7.5 grams of marijuana and 10 hydrocodone pills were reportedly seized.
According to reports relayed by Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith, officers conducted a traffic stop on the 1994 Cadillac that Carr and Smith were driving, reportedly for a traffic violation. The stop occurred at the Han-Dee Hugo’s located at Southeast Boulevard and Rowan Road.
During the stop, it was discovered the driver, Carr, was entered wanted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for drug warrants and was taken into custody. A probable cause search was subsequently conducted and marijuana was located in the possession of Smith, who was then also taken into custody, Smith said.
Carr and Smith were both placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. Carr is being held on a federal detainer for ATF.
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